National Catholic Register, Patty Armstrong: Hiking up South Dakota’s 7,242-foot Harney Peak, the highest North American point east of the Rocky Mountains, is one of our family’s fondest memories. My husband took the three oldest boys one summer and, a … Continue reading
RT, Question More: Catholics from around the world descended on Lourdes, France Monday for the Feast of the Assumption Procession, which took place amid an unprecedented security operation by French authorities. More here.
Epic Pew: On the evening of Sunday, August 14, 2016, famed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in a characteristically dynamic and seemingly effortless 100-meter performance at his third consecutive Olympics, this time in Rio de Janeiro, making him the first … Continue reading
The Remnant: Simone Arianne Biles was born March 14, 1997. The other night she became the 2016 Olympic individual all-around champion. But this little dynamo is no stranger to winning. She is a three-time world all-around champion, three-time world floor champion, … Continue reading
The Catholic World Report, K.V. Turley: Outcasts is a new documentary film from Grassroots Films. You may remember their impressive debut, The Human Experience, from 2008. Be prepared to be impressed once more. The film’s subject matter is the life and witness … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Trent Beattie: It’s not often that someone can say his local priest was also an Olympic athlete. However, this can be done in the case of Father Joe Fitzgerald, who competed in the 1996 games in Atlanta. … Continue reading
Elsie Harris, CNA: Christina Shabo was born under a tree in a refugee camp after her family fled bombing in their Iraqi hometown in 1991. Several of her relatives have been killed by the Islamic State – one who’s body was … Continue reading
Rebecca Frech has a moving article, a lesson for many, on the National Catholic Register website. I could easily identify with it having left my mother on Sundays in the care of another lady so I could attend an earlier … Continue reading
For my next Reconquest, I will be joined by Charles Coulombe. Charles and I will discuss “Saint Robert Southwell: The Truth, the Beauty, and the Gore.” Topics will include a brief biological sketch of the missionary-martyr-poet, the purpose of his … Continue reading
It has been close to a year since I started these articles and I find myself, again, sipping my coffee in my easy chair, early morning, attempting to clear the fog that envelops my mind. My wife, as usual, is … Continue reading
My good friend C.J. Doyle joins me for the next Reconquest. C.J. is the Executive Director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, a frequent speaker at Saint Benedict Center Conferences, and an informed and erudite Catholic culture warrior, who … Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but old enough as I am to remember how the killing of more than 200,000 Japanese civilians in the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, especially the technological feat of accomplishing it with a single … Continue reading
Sister Maria Philomena joins me for Reconquest, Episode 26. We are discussing the topic, “Corpus Christi, Feast and Mystery.” Subjects include general Catholic notions of sacramentality and liturgical piety, Saint Thomas Aquinas’ explanation of past, present, and future aspects of … Continue reading
CNA: With a Mass celebrated in the chapel where he used to pray, former soccer star Chase Hilgenbrinck was reunited recently with the faithful, friends and fans – not as a soccer star, but as a priest. More here.